MPR News has added John Enger to the staff as a reporter. He’ll be working for the website out of Bemidji. He comes from good North Woods stock that recognizes the value of ice out. Read more →
Archives for April 2014
When it comes to sportsmanship, female athletes rarely disappoint. They seem to get it more than their male counterparts. Evidence of this comes to us today from Lakeland, Florida, where Chelsea Oglevie, a senior at Florida Southern College, was just one pitch away from wrapping up her collegiate softball career. Eckerd College’s Kara Oberer ruined Read more →
Every year on Holocaust Remembrance Day I post a video similar to this one. Israel comes to a stand still for a couple of minutes. Read more →
Would you be able to function if you woke up to find it’s 1986? A couple in Ontario has spent the last year living in 1986, the year they were born. Today, they returned to 2014 Read more →
You have to skim pretty far down the New York Times story about Minnesota Orchestra conductor Osmo Vanska to get to the part that’s got the local artistic tongues wagging today: He has a romantic relationship with concertmaster Erin Keefe. Mr. Vanska, who is divorced, says this is a private matter, unlikely to affect Ms. Read more →
After being a secret for decades, Sir Nicholas Winton’s achievement has been out for a few years. He went to Prague in 1938 for a little vacation and ended up saving children from the Holocaust.
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The world isn’t going to wait for the Federal Aviation Administration to come up with rules governing the use of drones, or — more accurately — quad copters. Read more →
Did the Minnesota Wild lose a game because of a blown offside call? It’s too close to call. Read more →
The Los Angeles Clippers reportedly thought about boycotting this afternoon’s playoff game with the Golden State Warriors, in protest of the racism of the team’s owners. They should have. Read more →
You may recall the ice attack on the south shore last May. On Sunday the ice hit the northwest shore this time: U.S. Highway 169 just south of Garrison, Minn., thanks to 35 mph wind. Read more →
It’s going to be tough for the mayor of Minneapolis to succeed in her plan to have more people bragging about her city. People here don’t know how good they’ve got it.
That much seems clear by virtue of a new Gallup poll that shows only 61% of the people surveyed here think Minnesota is ‘one of the best possible states to live.’ Read more →
Former Minnesota Twin Brad Radke was a workhorse for the team. He had one good year — 1997 when he went 20-10 — but he ended up as a .500 pitcher.
He was never a flashy sort of player and he didn’t scream ‘personality.’ He was a fairly low-key kind of guy.
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You don’t enjoy some constitutional rights inside a school that you have outside one, at least if you’re a student. Read more →
Donald Kundel, 79, died in the 2012 incident in Laramie, Wyoming. He had left Duluth several hours earlier to visit his son. Read more →
There are a couple of “stories” today about the last moments of public people that are well worth your time.
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